Keith Olbermann’s new Countdown site is running on WordPress in 3, 2, 1…


Keith Olbermann is an American political commentator and writer who recently started up a new-yet-old show on Current TV called Countdown with Keith Olbermann. This new show brings with it a fresh website, which just so happens to be running a WordPress theme built on top of Twenty Ten, designed and developed by a shop called Code and Theory.

Aside from Twenty Ten, according to the source code the site is running the Super Cache and Pods plugins as well.

Olberman’s last episode of Countdown on NBC was January 21, 2011. It was soon announced that Olberman would be  taking a position at Current TV, with a show of the same name.

This isn’t the first political commentator we’ve seen using WordPress for their show or promotion. Are there others we’ve missed that you’ve seen?

6 thoughts on “Keith Olbermann’s new Countdown site is running on WordPress in 3, 2, 1…

    • I would make fun of that, except that I just remember that I once created a well-trafficked site with 1.2 meg of background images too. The footer was around 1900×1500 and 800k+, for example.

      To be fair, I did try my darnest to optimize the hell out of the images, but sometimes you just have to have a big image.

      In this case, they could have optimized that image more. I was able to squeeze it down to about 600k without much trouble.

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